This was one of the top 10
This was one of the top 10 meals I can ever remember eating. Everything was so yummy. We split an appetizer, entree and dessert and the bill was still quite high. Mainly because of my glass of wine. I wish I had known it was $22.00 a glass when they recommneded it because it was not worth $22.00. Other than that it was a very enjoyable experience with a great wait staff.
2/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
We tried the 5 course tasting menu - Chef's choice. We were very pleased with the quality and outstanding taste of the food, but portions were a bit small for the price.
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is a store front with
This is a store front with a difference...the atmosphere is intimate and the back room is one of the quietest dining places I've found in years...and just adjacent to a first-rate wine cellar. Then of course there is the food, which is simply outstanding - the ravioli and the zuppa di pesce both went down beautifully. And the service was attentive and never overbearing.It's enough to make me want to go back to Miami, to dine there...again and again
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
There are good restaurants
There are good restaurants all over South Beach but none brings all the elements together quite like Escopazzo. Delicious food is perfectly paired with thoughtful wines in a tasting menu where each course shines. Service is thorough and charming without being overbearing and the restaurant itself is warm and inviting - no glitz, just a high-class experience, once again.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
The menu is unique don't expect
The menu is unique don't expect veal parmigiano. Everything is made from scratch and you know that you will not find that dish anywhere else in Miami. A restaurant thinking outside the box. Loved it. Bon Appetit!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Organic Italian gem in SoBe
South Beach can present a varied and variable set of restaurant choices. We have found a gem In Escopazzo at 13th and Washington. We've been there twice now and have not yet tasted a bite that was not delicious.This is organic Italian food and every dish we've had has been delicate, delectable, and true to the essence of the food. The raviolis and desserts simply could not be better. The wait staff was friendly, had a good sense of timing, and made good suggestions. To top it off on our 2d visit, a young magician came to our table and performed some card tricks that left us astounded. We live out of town, so can't get there that often. But I'm already looking forward to my next visit to Escopazzo to find new tastes to delight in.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fine Dining and Vegan Fare Together
So many restaurants that offer vegan fare are small, hole in the wall, casual dining spots. However, one doesn't have to compromise elegant service, wonderful ambiance, great wait staff and a superb wine list at Escopazzo. Best of all your non-vegan dining companions have fabulous, fresh organic Italian options as well! Dinner at Escopazzo is not inexpensive, but the ingredients are ultra fresh, the preparation perfect and your palate will thank you!
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our waiter was fantastic!!
Our waiter was fantastic!! The vegan options were delicious and creative!
Definitely recommend for vegans/vegetarians (lots of delicious meat options as well) and for a special occasion!
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
High quality gem in the rough
High quality gem in the rough of South Beach. Great options for vegans and vegetarians, especially the 3 to 5 course tasting menu options. I have been there twice, eaten vegan. The rest of the menu might be a little too expensive for what it is, which is gourmet styled food that is fairly common in Miami's finer restaurants.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic 5 course menu
We were 9 people the other day and opted for the 5 course menu. Giancarla served dfferent dishes with each course. The quality of the food was outstanding! The way they were prepared sophisticated, different, but still adhering to the principles of the Italian cuisine. We chose the wine pairing and I enjoied each combination very much.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
italian food made from scratch daily, not your standard fair, but unique tastes. if you want veal parmagina don't go. if you want to enjoy good home cooked food then go.
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great little spot
Food was very well done and excellant substitution for the vegan and vegetarian in our group. All four of us had the tasting menu with 5 courses and all were excellant.
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic graduation celebration
Best pasta we have ever tasted! Better than Rome/Florence and Chefs Mario Batali's Vegas restaurant. Service above & beyond. It was urban weekend & streets were blocked by Miami PD, yet staff walked a block 2 valet our car so we could dine. Amazing coincidence the Chef's son was in our god daughters graduating class! Congrats 2 him also! The food & experience exceeded our expectations. Recommend you will not be disappointed.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Out waitress was lovely and
Out waitress was lovely and helped with a great wine selection and shares her favorite dishes. We had the artichoke flan which was so flavorful and such an adventure in texture that we were hesitant to move on to our main courses. We both had ordered pasta and shared. The home made pasta was fresh and the sauces delightful. We ordered the special ravioli and another pasta. What a wonderful low key meal for our first night in SoBe.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Restaurant on South Beach-
Escopazzo has been a favorite of mine for years. Quality, local, organic ingredients, amazing dishes--everything is so delicious and I can tell how much care and thought has been but into the menu and actual preparation of the food. YUM. One of the few places I trust the quality of the food in Miami:) The restaurant is on the pricier side, but I'd rather go here once instead of twice to another establishment.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
My fiancé and I had one night left on our vacation and decided to treat ourselves to a dinner here; we are both vegan and loved what they had to offer us. The food was impeccable and service outstanding. It is a must stop for anyone looking for quality food and wine.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
best food ever
This place always deliver great food and outstanding servive, this was my second time and it was just as greay as the 1st very pleased
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
A real delight
Great menu.Lots of fabulous flavors. Tasting menu a special treat. The female chef knows all the delicious combinations
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great find !
Authentic italian with a neighborhood feel .Good food for a reasonable price. Great menu choices including vegan. Everything organic.
8/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
This restaurant exceeded all expectations. We each had the 5-course tasting menu and each course rivaled its predecessor. There was not one dish that could be described as anything other than excellent. The duck appetizer was superb, as well as the butternut squash ravioli, the halibut and pork loin with fontina cheese. The orange infused cannoli with strawberries was also fabulous. Chef Giancarla Bondoni rivals the best Italian chefs in other major cities.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic food, wine and service
We did the Miami Spice with Wine pairing and it was delicious! All other reviews about ambiance is true, but after eating in various establishments throughout Italy, this feels very true to what you'd find there; being no frills with focus on the food, fresh ingredients and wine. Bonus being the fantastic service which you don't typically get in Europe (or Miami for that matter).
Will definitely return.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is on a main street and quite unpretentious. We were four and everyone tasted everything. The food was delicious. Wonderful flavors, subtle sauces and unusual combinations. The appetizers were very good and different: the chick peas salad and the phyllo dough salad basket were both unique and tasty. The chicken with skeet was some of the best chicken I've ever tasted. Raviolis with carmelized pear and ricotta were delicious. All the desserts were also great. The mango was sliced with a sauce - and to die for - and a taste that was very special. The panna cotta and cheese cake were also very good. The portions were plentiful but not overwhelming. Congratulations to Giancarla, the chef - she has a very special flare for food,
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a great restaurant! It
What a great restaurant! It was nice and quaint. Food was great and different and very fresh.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food. Interesting and tasty menu items and ingredient combinations
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We chose the Tasting Menu, and had two appetizers and 3 entrees. Between the fish and fresh bread and the service, the lamb was so good, and so was the fresh made pasta with mushroom. The waiter was extremely friendly and had a good knowledge of the wine and food. We would go there again.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
To say that this fabulous establishment provides it's guests with great food is a huge understatement! The fresh and delectable courses will satisfy the most discriminating palate. What is so astonishing, is the originality of the plates; from creation to presentation. Halibut Carpaccio; Asparagus and Fonduta Flan,... and, a Ganache Dessert that we will forever dream of! Great wine, and romantic in an unpretentious, and almost trattoria style. Service was perfect all the way from the Charming Waiters, to the attentive busboys.. Don't expect your typical Italian dishes that most of us come close to mastering at home..For a true dining experience, and a celebration of stunning flavors... this is the Top! Bravo Escopazzo!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a fabulous dinner here. When we first walked in at 7pm we were a little anxious as we were there only diners. Lucky us. The service was wonderful, the place quiet for conversation and the food magnificent. We had the chick pea salad and an eggplant dish as starters, a ravioli stuffed with pear as a small pasta dish, and a fish entrée and ganache for dessert. In all, a pleasantly different menu from most Italian fare. As we were staying on Ocean Drive near 14th, it was a quick walk over. Would definitely go back again. Highly recommend as a neighborhood gem.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Escape to Escopazzo!
The food was incredible, each plate with its own signature taste. The service was so nice that it felt like being at grandmother's home, being served by family. The ambiance was quiet and allowed for large and small groups to enjoy their meals.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Being a vegan in Miami can be pretty painful when diding out for special occaisions. Most people have no clue what "vegan" means. ("So you just don't eat meat?" "Is that a nut allergy?" or my favorite "Butter IS vegan.") We found this restaurant via the Meatless Miami website and decided to try it for a 5th anniversary. We were so happy we did. The food was AMAZING. Upon arrival, the server recommended the 5 course tasting menu. We told him that we were vegan and his response was "Our chef would be happy to do a vegan tasting for you." Each stage of the tasting was amazing and this is now our go-to spot for a nice dinner out. An added plus- the service was top-notch, an unexpected event on South Beach.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nov 12 Dinner
Escopazzo came highly recommended by my wife & daughter who had visited Miami and eaten there on a couple of occasions, so when I was in town on business I made the trip to give it a try.
I had the 5 course selection with wine pairings and it was all very good - salad w/ octopus, ravioli, another octopus dish and a pork chop w/ zucchini and chick pea pureee. My family had me primed for the desert, but found the tiramisu somewhat underwhelming.
All in all a great meal and I'm glad I took the time to visit the restaurant - I would definitely visit again if I'm back in the area. I was eating by myself and it was easily a 2 hour dinner - a bit of sitting between courses.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our second time at Escopazzo, and again, it was fantastic!!!
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had the 5-dish taster menu
Had the 5-dish taster menu and would recommend it: absolutely brilliant and delicious. Be prepared, however, for major expenditure: for this reason alone, Excopazzo is certainly not a resturant that I would consider other than for a very special occasion
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM